Friday, July 8, 2011


I have no idea what’s going on here, but the image and text have been haunting me for days.   The photograph is from a series titled Mixed Emotions and it comes from the website Tokyo Undressed, by the photographer and artist Rikki Kasso, and I assume he took the picture from his own TV.  I can’t imagine what language the subtitle is from, some European language translated into Japanese and then into English?  Who knows?  It would obviously help if I recognized the actress but I don’t, and I would be happy to be enlightened.  As for what the subtitle means, well that remains even more inscrutable, but I feel fairly certain that the actress is saying something about food, sex, obsession and the madness of the mouth.  I could, of course, be wrong.


  1. I don't know if you might be familiar with this woman's work:

    but her themes seem to be right up your ally. Food, sex, a definite touch of madness ;)

    This one in particular:

  2. Thanks. I just had a look at - and the word yikes came immediately to mind. More research obviously required on my part.